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Poster: cpt_mocha Date: Sep 23, 2004 5:14pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Problem with transferring movies to tape

Check out and for applications to help you do this. You basically need to get the file in a DVD compatible format that will be able to be loaded into a DVD authoring program.

You can usually load MPEG1 and MPEG2 videos into an authoring program and it will spit out the VOB files necessary for burning to the DVD. Try TMPGenc DVD Author. It's an easy yet powerful program and takes MPEG1 and MPEG2.

There's a free program called "DVD Patcher" that will let you tweak just the header of your videos, so in other words you can set the resolution to a DVD compatible res like "720x480" or to the VCD res of "352x240". You need to do this on a lot of videos here because they are sometimes encoded in 320x240 for example, and even TMPGenc won't take those. The aspect ratio is correct so all you need to do is patch the file to fool the authoring program.

I think you'll learn a lot by visiting the 2 sites above. In basic terms it's just a matter of;

1- tweak res of videos to DVD/VCD compliance
2- re-mux files to compliance (only if step 1 doesn't work)
3- load tweaked files into DVD author app, run app and spit out VOBs
4- use DVD burning software and put all VOBs in VIDEO_TS directory within burn app (like Nero), burn DVD